Back Row Cornets

Soprano Cornet – Andrew Cooper

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Repiano Cornet – Steve Tomalin

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Steve started his banding with Clacton-on-Sea Co-operative Band, where he spent, 11 years, followed by a 8 year spell at Newham Band, and 3 years with GUS. During this time he was also in demand as a dep for many of the UKs top band.

After having taken a break due to family commitments, Steve returned to playing with the Redbridge Band, as well as playing Trumpet for many of London’s leading amateur Orchestras. Steve’s association with Haverhill Silver Band goes back over 30 years, having participated in several projects including foreign tours.

2nd Cornet – Ryan Morley 

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Ryan is a product of the Haverhill Youth & Community Band, first joining on Third Cornet at the age of six. Two years later, he joined Hadstock Silver Band, working his way up to the front row, before moving to Royston Town Band, where he spent four enjoyable years as Assistant Principal Cornet.

A short spell at City of Cambridge Brass Band followed in 2012, allowing Ryan to gain valuable playing experience at a higher level of banding. In January 2013, Ryan joined Haverhill Silver Band on Tutti Cornet, before moving to Second Cornet in October 2019.

16 years later, Ryan remains a member of the Youth & Community Band and is now the band’s Soprano Cornet player. Away from Haverhill, you will find Ryan ‘depping’ for a variety of bands across East Anglia; regularly playing for Tendring Brass and Clacton-on-Sea Co-operative Band amongst many!

2nd Cornet – Steve Morley

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Steve started playing at the age of 10, under the watchful eye of the late Ted Biggs, the then conductor of Hadstock Silver Band. He managed to progress from the back row through to Principal Cornet and held that position for around 10 years before moving on to Haverhill, playing in every cornet seat apart from Principal and Soprano. Steve is currently enjoying the Principal Third Cornet position and also enjoys helping out many bands in the London and Southern Counties area. He is proud to have two sons involved with the band; Ryan, who is also playing Second Cornet for the Senior Band (and Sop for HYAC) and Joseph, who plays kit for the Youth & Community Band.

3rd Cornet – David Stevens

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3rd Cornet – Tom Walker

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Tom joined the Band in 2006. Not from a Banding background, he started playing trumpet at school but suffered from lack of practice. He decided in his late thirties that he’d like to try harder and began taking lessons from Paul Mayes, who advised joining a Brass Band – saying that it would “be very good for sight reading and ensemble playing ….but don’t get too involved or it will take over your life …” Tom now serves as the band’s chairman!